The 2013 X Games wrapped up yesterday at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, and, as is generally the case, Shaun White took gold in the men’s snowboard superpipe event. White easily won the premier and final event of the competition for the sixth straight year on Sunday with a score of 98.00. Ayumu Hirano, a 14-year-old from Japan—to repeat: born in 1998—finished second with a 92.33. White, who is 26, was the oldest person in the competition.
Some other notable results: 18-year-o... Read More
Francois Gabart, 29, of France has won the Vendee Globe solo sailboat race in the record time of 78 days, two hours, and 16 minutes, shattering the previous record by six days. Gabart is also the youngest winner in the history of the race, which was first run in 1989.
The annual event begins in Les Sables, France. Sailors race down the east coast of Africa, across the Indian Ocean to Australia and on to Cape Horn, then sail up the west coast of South America and back to Les Sables. This works... Read More
These are dark times for dolphins. Earlier this week, villagers in the Solomon Islands slaughtered as many as 900 dolphins as part of a he-said-she-said dispute with the Earth Island Institute.
Over the past two years, the Institute worked to reach an agreement with the villagers whereby they would pay them to stop the hunt. By the villagers’ account, the institute failed to live up to their agreement, paying them only a fraction of the promised $400,000. They say they were left with no... Read More
Lance Armstrong admitted a lot of things last week while sitting across from Oprah, but Bradley Wiggins says it didn't go far enough. While Armstrong confirmed that he doped from 1999-2005, he denied that he’d used PEDs when he made his Tour comeback in 2009.
According to ESPN, Wiggins, who finished in fourth in 2009, isn't buying it:
I can still remember going toe to toe with him, watching the man I saw on the top of Verbier in 2009 to the man I saw on the top of Ventoux a week later ... Read More
An Ohio man died Thursday morning while scuba diving at the Benwood wreck site off Key Largo, Florida.
Ronald Dye, 56, director of Ohio's state crime lab, dove from a commercial dive vessel, Tropical Adventures, with a buddy at around 9:15 a.m. The other diver returned to the surface 25 minutes later and signaled that something was wrong with Dye. A crew member entered the water with a rescue buoy and returned both men to the ship, but Dye was unresponsive. The crew member began CPR, but was ... Read More